Spain has officially left the EU bailout program. Its exit from financial rehab is another important milestone for the Eurozone and comes just one month after Ireland wrapped up its program to recapitalize its banks.
Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, who was appointed to administer Catalonia, faces her biggest test yet. If she manages the crisis, some say she may one day end up as Spain's prime minister.
Catalonia's president declared independence - but then immediately made overtures to talk. A sensible move and an offer the central government in Madrid should not turn down, DW's Maria Santacecilia says.
The Catalan president's biography is dominated by the quest for regional independence. But the former journalist is world-savvy and conversant in English, French and Romanian.
Catalonia's referendum may be over, but the respective positions appear irreconcilable. The conflict with Spain's central government could escalate, as Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
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